Peter Young Peter Young

Politics Editor (2008/09)

Peter has written 13 articles for Nouse

Sacked adviser followed government’s own advice

When James Purnell resigned earlier this year and Gordon Brown faced the threat being ousted as Prime Minister, Ladbrokes had Alan Johnson as the favourite to take over

Political Edge

In terms of Commons chit-chat, this is pretty groundbreaking stuff…

Another PR victory for the BNP

Yesterday saw the interruption of a BNP election victory speech outside Westminster by a violent protest

US tested as North Korea goes Nuclear

Tensions are running high following North Korea’s defiant decision to carry out a second nuclear test. According to sources in South Korea and China, strong tremors measuring around 4.7 on the Richter scale indicate that a bomb as powerful as those that landed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was successfully detonated underground

Refugees flee Pakistan after ceasefire ends

Pakistan is undergoing one of the largest exoduses in its history following Pakistani attacks on Taliban strongholds in the Swat Valley region. Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain estimates that over 500,000 will flee the region now that a large scale offensive has been launched in Mingora, the region’s largest city – a figure amounting to one quarter of the region’s population

Protesters, don’t just follow the crowd

Pardon me for being somewhat sceptical about the motives of students jumping on the ‘burn the bankers’ bandwagon

Should God be kept out of Science?

Peter Young speaks to Prof. Steve Fuller, a controversial apologist for intelligent design theory, about the place that religious ideas now have in our largely secular society

The G20 receives some Stern advice

Yesterday Lord Stern held a press conference at the German embassy in London to discuss his latest environmental report which is due to be submitted at the G20 summit on Thursday

US sceptical about visit of ‘socialist’ Prime Minister

Having beaten other hopefuls to the starting block, Gordon Brown has this week become the first European leader to visit the White House since Obama’s inauguration

Political Edge

“There we were thinking that other faiths had monopoly on lunacy”

YUHS protests as riots seize Greece

FOR MANY Greek citizens, last month’s shooting of 15 year -old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was the straw that the broke the camel’s back. A nation already troubled by a struggling economy, mass unemployment and corruption in Parliament reacted with horror to what they saw as an unprovoked and tragic loss of life

Is this really the end of capitalism?

Yesterday Alistair Darling announced short term tax-cuts, including the reduction of VAT to 15%, worth some £15 billion in his pre-budget report. He announced to the Commons that the recovery package would leave the country in an extra £100bn of public debt